The Los Angeles Women's Film Collective to discuss "The Future of Rom Coms"

LAWFC will be discussing “The Future of Rom Coms” at the RomCom Fest in Downtown LA on June 21, 2019.

Members participating in discussion are: Cheryl Rodes (founder of Unpaved Rodes), Maria Corso (Me Again), and Kristen Fairweather (A Snow White Christmas). The panel will be after the screening of His Girl Friday .

Exclusive Being Frank Trailer With Jim Gaffigan & Theatrical Release

It’s 1992, the year Grunge music becomes mainstream hitting middle American teenagers directly in their angst. Phillip longs to leave his small town for music school in The Big Apple. His dreams are dashed when his overbearing father, Frank, played by Jim Gaffigan, forbids it. In retaliation to his father’s dictatorial parenting, he sneaks away for a wild spring break. However, when he crosses state lines he instead finds a charming lake community where he spots his father with another woman. Turns out, his father lives in this town and has an entire other family. With this new heartbreaking information Philip realizes he can wallow in his father’s deceit or take matters into his own hands.

The film is directed by Miranda Bailey from a screenplay by Glen Lakin, and produced by Bailey, Karen Kehela Sherwood and Amanda Marshall.

Being Frank opens theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on June 14.


MADE PUBLIC named Best Film at Vaughan International Film Festival

Days after receiving the Audience Award at the 2019 Bentonville Film Festival, the short film MADE PUBLIC received four top honors at the 7th annual Vaughan International Film Festival, including Best Film (Something Wilde Productions), Best Director (Foster Wilson), Best Actress (Jeanine Mason), and Best Actor (Josh Zuckerman).

Marina Viscun is set to produce AFI DWW short HELLO FROM TAIWAN

Marina Viscun is set to produce AFI DWW short HELLO FROM TAIWAN written and directed by Tiffany Frances. The film is currently crowdfunding on Seed&Spark, and in the first week raised 53% of its goal.

HELLO FROM TAIWAN is a story of a Taiwanese American family in the late 1980s who struggles to reunite across cultural and language divides. This is a family story, a unification story, an immigrant story, a child's story, and a belonging story. It’s about family identity, minority struggle, the illusion of the American dream. It's about experiencing life as an Asian American, and Taiwanese American in the late 80's.

Female filmmakers assess progress of #MeToo movement

Mylissa Fitzsimmons moderates post #MeToo panel at the Victoria Film Festival.

RIT to premiere short film aimed at promoting dialogue on diversity and inclusion

Rochester Institute of Technology will debut a new short film to be used as a tool for promoting dialogue on diversity and inclusion. Brick by Brick, presented by RIT Diversity Theater, premieres at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 28 in Wegmans Theater at MAGIC Spell Studios. Tina Chapman DaCosta, RIT’s director of Diversity Theater, wrote, directed and produced the film along with producer Micky Levy and co-producer Marina Viscun.